The npm plugin

The npm plugin is useful when working with Node.js and npm JavaScript based parts.

This plugin can only be used with a base of core22 and core20. For core18 and core, use the nodejs plugin instead.

The plugin uses node to install dependencies from package.json. It also sets up binaries defined in package.json by adding them to PATH.

This plugin uses the common plugin keywords as well as those for “sources”. For more information, see Snapcraft parts metadata.

Plugin-specific features and syntax are dependent on which base is being used, as outlined below:

See Node applications for a simple example, or search GitHub for projects already using the plugin.

This is a snapcraft plugin. See Snapcraft plugins and Supported plugins for further details on how plugins are used.

base: core22

This plugin uses the following plugin-specific keyword:

  • npm-include-node (bool, default: false) If true, download and include the node binary and its dependencies. If npm-include-node is true, then npm-node-version must be defined.

  • npm-node-version (string) The version of node.js you want the snap to run on and includes npm, as would be downloaded from (https://nodejs.org).

Requires Snapcraft version 7.0+.

base: core20

This plugin uses the following plugin-specific keyword:

  • npm-node-version (string) The version of node.js you want the snap to run on and includes npm, as would be downloaded from (https://nodejs.org).

Requires Snapcraft version 4.0+.


Last updated 4 months ago.